Guess that's why they call it fishin! I think they jump for a lot of reasons, and only a few of them we really understand. I for one can't even figure out why they slam the fly one minute and turn their noses up the next. Steelhead are very quirky fish and that's part of the reason they are so awesome to fish for. You really feel like you score when you get one on.
So what do you fish for when the steelies go back into the lake Josh? Being a teenager I assume you do get the summer off to chase other species like smallmouth bass, largemouth, pike, etc?